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Tom Fowler

OPED - ENRON PUZZLE

Some say Enron deserves brighter legacy

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The name Enron has become shorthand for many things in the 10 years since the company went bankrupt, few of them positive.
A newspaper vendor holds up a paper with a banner headline outside the federal courthouse after Enron founder Ken Lay and former CEO Jeff Skilling were convicted in Houston May 25, 2006. REUTERS/Tim Johnson

Enron’s fall foreshadowed 2008 crash

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The collapse of Enron was a closely watched and thoroughly documented corporate event, a slow-motion cataclysm chronicled in thousands of articles, dozens of case studies, movies and even a play.
Categories: General
Meredith Stewart waits for her ride after Enron laid off her and thousands of others in the wake of its bankruptcy filing in 2001. Photo: Carlos Antonio Rios / Houston Chronicle

Hers is a picture of survival

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In the hours before they were laid off from Enron Corp., Meredith Moore and her colleagues sat by their desks wrapping Christmas presents.
Categories: Legal issues
Enron Execs Indicted In Houston

Legal cloud starting to lift for Fastow

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December will be a watershed month for Andrew Fastow.
Categories: Legal issues
OPED - Uncle Sam and Enron

Enron case was much bigger than FBI agent first thought

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When Mike Anderson launched the FBI’s investigation of Enron’s collapse in early December 2001, he thought assigning a couple of agents to the case would be a good start.
Categories: Legal issues
A combination photograph shows British former bankers (L-R) Gary Mulgrew, Giles Darby, and David Bermingham as they leave Bow Street Magistrates Court in London October 15, 2004. A UK judge said on Friday he saw no reason why the three could not face trial in the United States over alleged fraud charges involving Enron executives.  REUTERS/Stephen Hird.

British bankers’ guilty pleas ‘put an end to a nightmare’

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David Bermingham was 5,000 miles and 12 months away from home when the Department of Justice made him the offer.
Categories: General, Legal issues
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FuelFix Newslinks |11.18.11|

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• Shell produces oil from world’s deepest underwater well • Joe Barton: Chu could be Solyndra “fall guy” • Republicans push drilling plan to pay for roads, bridges • House panel scrutinizes plan for frack water rules • Texas electric complaints decline, but 3X higher than pre-dereg • Chesapeake CEO says services unit may be worth […]
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FuelFix Newslinks |11.17.11|

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BP probation challenge. E-mails challenge fair review. Exxon wants to export.
Categories: General
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FuelFix Newslinks |11.16.11|

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McMoRan finds some more. Progress on Brazilian spill. Nabors looking to sell assets.
Categories: General
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FuelFix Newslinks |11.15.11|

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Bye-bye Bromwich. New U.S. oil peak by 2020. BHP, ENI spending big.
Categories: General